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For the winter 2020 menu for The Plough, click here.
VE Day Celebrations 2020!
The 8th May 1945 was the day peace emerged in Europe after nearly six years of war, so the 75th anniversary on 8th May 2020 represents an important milestone in our history. To commemorate this important occasion, there will be village celebrations over the bank holiday weekend (8th-10th May 2020).
We are looking for a small committee of volunteers to help organise and co-ordinate the events so that our whole community can join in and celebrate this special weekend. St Laurence Church will be marking the occasion and the Plough will be the centre for some of the celebrations.
If you are interested, please contact the clerk,
Allison Leigh, either via e-mail at
or via phone on 01865 865 876.
Alternitively, please feel free to speak to a Parish Councillor.
There is also a suggestion box in the Village Shop for people to add suggestions for the celebration weekend.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Update on Harts Footbridge
OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – Section 14(1)
Notice of Temporary Traffic Order
Northmoor, Appleton Footpath Closure No.313/9/10
Date of Order: 24 February 2020
Coming into force: 2 March 2020
This Order is being introduced because of river Thames bridge inspection and remedial works which are anticipated to be completed on 31 March 2020
The effect of the Order is to close temporarily footpath No.313/9/10 over Harts Bridge 313/140 between Appleton and Newbridge
Exemptions are included for police, fire and ambulance services and for the works and for pedestrian access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of footpath.
Appropriate signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force. There is no official diversion route.
This Order will remain in force for a maximum period of 6 months or until the works have been completed whichever is the sooner.
Flood Protection in Appleton and Eaton
Back in 2007 following the July floods when Appleton and Eaton were significantly affected, a group of villagers volunteered to help as wardens in the event of future flood emergency. Contact telephone details are shown below and on the village notice board.
Over 40 households were affected, some more severely than others. In particularly susceptible areas of the village drainage improvement work has taken place, and following remedial ground works, new pipes and general ditch clearance the risk to these areas is much lower. However there is always the chance of flash floods particularly after a prolonged hot dry spell and villagers are reminded that the following equipment which is stored in the centre of the village is available for use in an emergency:
Four pumps, two petrol driven, two electrical, three 100m reels of hose, one aqua vac for shallow surface water on carpets. The wardens have access to and know how to operate the pumps.
There is also a reserve supply of aquasacs in addition to those distributed to households affected in 2007. These are dry storage sacs which swell when in contact with water, forming an effective barrier and much easier to handle than sand bags. Newcomers to the village who are aware of previous flood risk to their property are advised to check they have their own supply of aquasacs. If anyone needs a pack please get in touch with Sanchia Prickett and this can be arranged. They are free of charge, take up very little room and only require a dry shelf area.
Centre village and Oaksmere
Nick Hester 07759230966
Adrian Willett Oxford 864691 Mob 07786260765
Robin Band Oxford 864794 Mob 0787774111
Adrian Carey Oxford 864973 Mob 07717851831 *
Andy White Evening 863632
Richard Snow Oxford 861703 Mob 07827293429
Richard and Sanchia Prickett Oxford 863168 Mob 07732924026 *
Eaton Village Nicki Clarke Mob 07811922198
For access to the store of Aquasacs contact those asterisked, or Robert Munro on 861791
For information from
Vale of White Horse District Council on EU nationals living in the UK, please click here.
Pre-submission Consultation Phase has now closed.
Thank you to all who have responded.
We will keep you informed as to the next steps.
See the Gardening Club programme for 2019-20 here
OX13 Youth Club
Are you in Year 8 or above and under 18?
Are you looking for a place to hang out with friends listening to music, baking something delicious or perhaps playing pool, table tennis, or table football? Please click here to learn how to join the OX13 club
If you go down the woods today -
Provided by Alex White
If you go down to the woods today look out for the large numbers of Silver-washed fritillary butterflies. These huge orange butterflies gather over bracken and brambles.
There are also plenty of Whites, Ringlets, Meadow Browns and Gatekeepers to be seen.
If you are extremely lucky you may even spot a White admiral or a Purple Emperor.
Please click here to watch a training video on how to use the defibrillator in our village (located in the porch at the village hall.)
Click on each individual event to see more details